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Posts tagged prl

Jacket: J. Crew Field Jacket, thrifted $12 (I think?)

Sport Coat: PRL by Corneliani, thrifted $17

Shirt: Gitman Bros. OCBD, thrifted $5

Tie: Robert Talbott, thrifted $2

Scarf: Johnston’s of Elgin cashmere tartan, STP $35

Jeans: Rivi, thrifted $8

Shoes: Florsheim Royal Imperial Shell Cordovan Longwings, thrifted $13

Despite 90+ degree weather here over the weekend, I gotta believe Fall is coming…

Despite 90+ degree weather here over the weekend, I gotta believe Fall is coming…

Back at Work…
Tie: Camerucci, thrifted $2
Shirt: Proper Cloth, courtesy of Proper Cloth
Jacket: Polo Ralph Lauren, thrifted $17

Back at Work…

Tie: Camerucci, thrifted $2

Shirt: Proper Cloth, courtesy of Proper Cloth

Jacket: Polo Ralph Lauren, thrifted $17

Poof…

Poof…

Soft but structured.

Soft but structured.

Italian and American
Jacket: Polo Ralph Lauren by Corneliani, thrifted $17
Shirt: Khaki’s of Carmel Private Label by New England Shirt Co., courtesy of Khaki’s of Carmel
Tie: Prada Milano, thrifted $2

Italian and American

Jacket: Polo Ralph Lauren by Corneliani, thrifted $17

Shirt: Khaki’s of Carmel Private Label by New England Shirt Co., courtesy of Khaki’s of Carmel

Tie: Prada Milano, thrifted $2

Glen Plaid.

Glen Plaid.

Winter Greens and Browns
Jacket: Borrelli, thrifted $50
Shirt: PRL cotton flannel, free
Scarf: Moon of England, STP $12
Pocket Square: Kent Wang, gift

Winter Greens and Browns

Jacket: Borrelli, thrifted $50

Shirt: PRL cotton flannel, free

Scarf: Moon of England, STP $12

Pocket Square: Kent Wang, gift

Outtakes: 1/16/13

As frequent readers of this blog probably already know, I’m no fan of the closet full of solid blues, greys, tans, and maybe—if one is particularly adventurous—greens and burgundies. I think that kind of simplicity looks absolutely stunning when well executed, and is certainly the safer and simpler route to go for a person who either wants to project an air of refinement without running any risk of slipping into caricature, or who has trouble envisioning things of varying pattern, texture, and color coordinating with each other. But I’m also no fan of matching items too closely. For example, here the shirt has the same grey and tan as the jacket, and the orange and burgundy of the pocket square complement the colors of the gun club check pattern in the shirt’s flannel. The traces of blue in the pocket square were mirrored in the vest I originally had on under the jacket. It’s little details like these that make getting dressed each day fun for me, and renders my ‘style,’ (I feel a little ridiculous writing such a thing…) a genuine reflection of my self.

Vintage Polo Ralph Lauren Wool Tartan.

Vintage Polo Ralph Lauren Wool Tartan.

WIWT.
Shoes: Rockport Penny Loafers, ebay $25
Socks: Richer Poorer, fab.com purchased w/ credits
Pants: Brooks Brothers slim fit 5-pocket pants, ~$30
Shirt: Polo Ralph Lauren made in Italy spread collar oxford, thrifted $7 
Jacket: Gorsart, thrifted $5

WIWT.

Shoes: Rockport Penny Loafers, ebay $25

Socks: Richer Poorer, fab.com purchased w/ credits

Pants: Brooks Brothers slim fit 5-pocket pants, ~$30

Shirt: Polo Ralph Lauren made in Italy spread collar oxford, thrifted $7 

Jacket: Gorsart, thrifted $5

Shoes: Sperry Top-Sider Authentic Originals, thrifted NWT $15.50
Pants: Pac Sun white jeans, $28 (I’d save yourself $9 and buy the ones at H&M right now)
Shirt: Brooks Brothers slim fit, thrifted $3.60
Tie: Les Copains cotton silk blend, ebay $9
Jacket: Polo Ralph Lauren by Corneliani, thrifted $8

Shoes: Sperry Top-Sider Authentic Originals, thrifted NWT $15.50

Pants: Pac Sun white jeans, $28 (I’d save yourself $9 and buy the ones at H&M right now)

Shirt: Brooks Brothers slim fit, thrifted $3.60

Tie: Les Copains cotton silk blend, ebay $9

Jacket: Polo Ralph Lauren by Corneliani, thrifted $8